In my sharepoint site i have Farm account is different user and application pool is different user.When the timer job runs it will take which account? Farm account or application pool account.


Timer job by default run under the FArmAdmin account, unless some body change it.

It is not recommend to change timer services account, it should be farm admin all the time.

Farm admin also run the central admin app pool.

  • hi waqas in my case execute method i was accessing network folder.So the folder should be accessible to farm account ? – Elina Dec 14 '16 at 13:34
  • correct, are you doing any custom coding? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Dec 14 '16 at 13:44
  • yes waqas farm account dont have access to that folder but apppool account have access to that folder but i got error access denied to that path. – Elina Dec 14 '16 at 13:53
  • give the farm account permission over there and test it – Waqas Sarwar MVP Dec 14 '16 at 13:53
  • this one i need to do it in client system Waqas they ionly give permission to that account so i need to ask them.yestreday i thought apppool account so i ask them to give permission for apppool account.But i got access denied error.Just conform me Waqas farm account have access to that folder i won't get this error? – Elina Dec 14 '16 at 13:56

It's the User account that runs the SharePoint Timer Services in Services List that should be the SharePoint farm account.

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  • Sharepoint timer service LogonAs which name is there based on that timerjob will be run ? – Elina Dec 14 '16 at 13:17
  • Execute method i was accessing network shared folder Actually i give permission to that folder who is application pool user.I got access denied error.So if i give farm account user permission to that folder i able to access ? – Elina Dec 14 '16 at 13:19
  • the farm account but i don't include it it in image for my privacy – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Dec 14 '16 at 13:20
  • in your case, what's the app pool account ? – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Dec 14 '16 at 13:22
  • Farm admin is servicefarm and app pool is serviceapppool – Elina Dec 14 '16 at 13:33

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